Emerging Technologies

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Emerging Technologies

  1. 1. Making Social, Networking, Collaborative and Transparent Connections in Teaching and Learning Tuesday, April 14, 2009 1
  2. 2. New Focus for Technology New” focus – response of technology to address new/shifting focus Informal learning New technologies New forms/types/styles of learning User-created content Social networking Shared/community knowledge Tuesday, April 14, 2009 2
  3. 3. Goals for Technology Technology – that enhances Organization (personal and group) Communication (inter and intra personal) Collaboration (product and goal driven) and deepens learning (for lifelong learners) Tuesday, April 14, 2009 3
  4. 4. Literacy Technology should promote and enhance and IMPROVE Information literacy Visual literacy Digital literacy Technology literacy Tuesday, April 14, 2009 4
  5. 5. Use Technology to Improve Support or Sustain Student Success and Engagement and Learning Tuesday, April 14, 2009 5
  6. 6. Technology and Active Learning Characteristics of active learning (Bonwell and Eison, 1991) Students are problem solving Students are discussing Students are reading Students are writing Elements of active learning (Meyers and Jones, 1993) Students are talking and listening Tuesday, April 14, 2009 6
  7. 7. Student and Technology Student or learner Benefits and contributes through collaborative technologies Seeks to develop and maintain networking technologies As a member of a group, community or society makes use of social technologies Tuesday, April 14, 2009 7
  8. 8. Relationship of Technologies Social technologies increase and expand circle, leading to Networking technologies that increase opportunities for Collaborative technologies that explore, develop, foster causes through social technologies Tuesday, April 14, 2009 8
  9. 9. Technology Taxonomy What does the technology provide personally, socially and culturally? How does the technology impact teaching and learning? What are some common examples of the technology? Tuesday, April 14, 2009 9
  10. 10. Social Technologies Sense of place Create, develop, and sustain communities Allow faculty to connect with students in and out of class – lifelong learners, community of learners Provide students opportunities to feel a part of class Tuesday, April 14, 2009 10
  11. 11. Social Technologies and Learners Belonging, identity, status Pedagogical impact on focus on engagement, active learning, and interaction Outcomes include develops as citizen, member of community Tuesday, April 14, 2009 11
  12. 12. Examples of Social Technologies Ning (http://ning.com) Facebook (http://facebook.com) Google Groups (http://groups.google.com) Blogger (http://www.blogger.com) Tagging (http://delicious.com) Twitter (http://twitter.com) Friendfeed (http://friendfeed.com) Tuesday, April 14, 2009 12
  13. 13. Networking Technologies Making connections Provide connection to shared interests Provide access to resources Open up more resources For faculty, provide a richer teaching opportunity For students, provide greater access, resources for learning Tuesday, April 14, 2009 13
  14. 14. Networking Technologies and Learners Needs based, connections, connecting Pedagogical impact on focus on learning styles, teaching styles, and integration Outcomes include develops larger sense of community, understands larger systems, structure Tuesday, April 14, 2009 14
  15. 15. Examples of Networking Technologies Delicious (http://delicious.com) RSS Readers (http:/ /reader.google.com) YouTube (http:/ /youtube.com) Ning (http://ning.com) Facebook (http:/ /facebook.com) Webnotes (http:/ /webnotes.net) Google Groups (http:/ /groups.google.com) Twitter (http://twitter.com) Tuesday, April 14, 2009 15
  16. 16. Collaborative Technologies Focus on group, team Provide platform for shared space, creating focused deliverables Provide real world exposure to collaboration, group dynamics, and team dynamics For faculty, provide broader and deeper teaching opportunity For students, provide growth opportunities, exposure to diverse view points Tuesday, April 14, 2009 16
  17. 17. Collaborative Technologies and Learners Developing, exploring Pedagogical impact on focus on time on task, meeting high expectations, integration, and diverse ways of learning, interpersonal and intrapersonal skills Outcomes include develop sense of equality, fairness, accomplishment Tuesday, April 14, 2009 17
  18. 18. Examples of Collaborative Technologies Delicious (http://delicious.com) Wikis (http:/ /pbwiki.com) Google Documents (http:/ /docs.google.com) Ning (http://ning.com) Google Sites (http:/ /sites.google.com) Webnotes (http:/ /webnotes.net) Diigo (http://diigo.com) Loosestitch (http:/ /loosestitch.com) Tuesday, April 14, 2009 18
  19. 19. Transparent Technologies No interference in daily, normal life No need to relearn or learn new technologies Enhance the fluid connection between teaching, learning and life For faculty, increase teaching location and opportunities For students, provide commonality between life and learning Tuesday, April 14, 2009 19
  20. 20. Examples of Transparent Technologies Wireless hotspots Ubiquitous, pervasive Mobile Flexible Commons Space Nomadic lifestyle Anywhere, anytime, anyplace Tuesday, April 14, 2009 20
  21. 21. Technology, Teaching and Learning Use technology to provide greater engagement Use technology to integrate media-rich environments in teaching Use technology to mirror digital learning environments Tuesday, April 14, 2009 21
  22. 22. Technology and Good Practice Good practice in undergraduate education (Chickering and Gamson, 1987) Encourages contacts between students and faculty Develops reciprocity and cooperation among students Uses active learning techniques Tuesday, April 14, 2009 22
  23. 23. Emerging Technology Promote digital learning Enhance digital media and learning Use digital devices native to learning Blur the classroom boundaries Tuesday, April 14, 2009 23

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